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JUNE 7, 2023
    Summer’s here! School’s out, surf’s up, life’s good.
Local Surfer’s Win Kicks Off World Oceans Month
 The 25th annual T&C Grom Contest at iconic Queens Beach in Waikīkī en- joyed a small southwest swell June 3-4. The sets weren’t consistent but the stoke sure was.
and our oceans are connected to major lakes and waterways through a complex drainage system on land. Because of this all of us are connected to the ocean.
This was Carissa’s 28th victory on the World Champi- onship Tour, her second win at Surf Ranch and her third win this season (out of six contests — that’s a 50% rate)! This puts her at No. 1 and she now wears the coveted yellow jer- sey going into the El Salvador Pro June 9-18.
and present, and that’s what matters most to me. I didn’t really imagine it would go
Also on June 3, Sustain- able Coastlines Hawau‘i held its island -wide clean- up in Mokulē‘ia, Wai‘anae, Kāneʻohe and even A‘ala Park in Chinatown.
In surfing contest news, a huge congrats to Hawai‘i’s Carissa Moore and Cali- fornia’s Griffin Colapinto for winning the Ranch Pro at Kelly Slater’s pool in Lemoore, California on May 28.
Carissa Moore is feeling really good after winning the Ranch Pro in Lemoore, California. PHOTO COURTESY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR
“You can’t wipe the smile off my face right now,” she says. “And to be sharing the podium with these amazing humans is an honor. I think all of us as athletes just want to perform to the best of our potential and I definitely think there was more for me to give out here. But, I felt happy
This impact-focused clean- up kicked off World Oceans Month. Approximately 70% of Earth’s surface is ocean
At Ranch Pro, everyone knew exactly what to expect: perfect 2- to 4-foot lefts and rights peeling for 45 seconds. The playing field was 100%
Because the waves were perfect, there was less luck involved and thus, more pressure than at the typical ocean contests.
GQ, droppin’ in 4 U!
The venue was the sixth (of 10) stops and is locat- ed on freshwater farmland nearly 100 miles from the ocean. The contest took just two days, unlike ocean con-
tests, which take 10 days due to holding periods.
level and spectators were front, side and center.
We feel good, too! Thank you, Carissa!
quite this
really happy. I have a lot of family and friends here, and watching all over the world, so I really appreci- ate all the love. It’s a per- fect wave, but it’s really difficult to ride. It took a couple surfs to figure out the timing again and get to calm the nerves, but I just felt really good.”
good and I’ m just
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